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Happy Halloween!

We saw the cutest infant costume EVER today, at Bellevue Square: an 18-month old, in a stroller, dressed up as an OCTOPUS. AN OCTOPUS! I’m so doing that to my kids! Went shopping, found the perfect little black dress, a little blue dress, and a few business casual blouses to wear out with my slacks.

Alanagh came over, we ran around and took pictures, carved pumpkins and watched The Happening, skyped Kevin for a little bit to show off our awesome costumes (well, at least Alanagh’s… she was the Mad Hatter)… we’re up to all kinds of shenanigans and are about to watch The Village and The Sixth Sense – so peace out! Happy Halloween and don’t forget to ‘fall back’ in a few hours!

PS I kind of quit my job today. It’s JUST COFFEE, CALM DOWN.

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Day Two

First American Art exam today… I don’t mean to sound over-confident but I feel pretty great about it. American Art and I just have some kind of strange, inexplicable rapport… Anyway, it was early 17th C portraiture through late 19th C landscapes, American Ruskinians/Luminists, Visionaries. Ryder, Inness and Blakelock aren’t exactly my favorite artists, but at least we’re done with them… for now.

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Misty mornings

Today was super stressful; worked from 9-1:30P, came home and ran around writing up my Landscape Architecture term paper outline and proposal, went to class, came home and watched the Forgotten then worked on my Landscape paper for American Art.

For my landscape paper, I ended up viewing in person (for extra credit, yes) Frederic Edwin Church’s A Country Home at the SAM and writing three pages on its aesthetic, formal and ideological contents. It was ALMOST fun, if not for Prof. Casteras’ “23 Rules” page which lays out the 23 things that will guarantee failure for her course (including things as silly as italicizing the titles of pieces as well as avoiding dangling participles… still not sure what that means, grammatically…) Finished at midnight and then studied for my 17th C Rome midterm. Do I know how to have fun, or what?

71 hours =)


Frederic Edwin Church’s A Country Home from 1854, oil on canvas. Seattle Art Museum.

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Tipping Toadstools

First of all, I’m sick. That sore throat/congested/sinus-infected ickiness. Pretty sure it’s not H1N1 but meh, who knows (who cares?)

Anyway, today was just one of those days. Work was strange; inconsistently busy and alternately quiet, everyone was pretty much on edge. It was just unfortunate. Meanwhile, it was raining like none other – lakes forming around every storm drain, the parking lot was an inch-deep in oil-slicked water, and everyone in their SUV was out driving like an idiot. Just because you CAN, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Came home, went out shopping with mom, almost drowned in the Target parking lot — I kid you not, the overflow from the ROOF created a waterfall onto the sidewalk, there were puddles 4 inches deep throughout the parking lot and of course, everyone was immobilized/running around screaming. I never understood that impulse, but whatever. Came home and slept for a bit, watched some movies and worked on this scarf with a super complicated triple cable pattern. I feel like I’m suffocating on my own mucus. YUCK.

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Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head…

Autumn is officially. Okay, today kind of just sucked. I watched the sunrise! From the drive thru window. Grrr! Woke up on the wrong side of dawn to go to work; came home, ran around, skipped class because it was raining like WHOA (yeah, just like that) so I stayed home and slept then caught up on Ugly Betty, Psyche and every other TV show I’ve missed so far this season. Ugh.

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Of Hippodamian grids…

Today was another lazy kind of day; didn’t have class until 4:30 so I hung around, caught up on laundry and did some reading. On the ay home, dropped Alanagh off at the park and ride only to find that some rude POS parked at such an angle that he hit her car with his gigantic Suburban AND LEFT IT PARKED THERE, TOUCHING HER CAR. WHO DOES THAT? and THEN a gigantic spider crawled out from under her car as she backed out, so I’m standing in the park and ride parking lot at 10 PM dancing around and shrieking like an idiot trying to find my car keys. Quality.

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LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!

Class, faculty meeting (I was told not to bother applying to graduate school until I knew exactly what kind of career I want to pursue — as if any graduating senior knows what they’re doing – UGH!), more class, and then a FREE SCREENING of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE a whole TWO DAYS before it will release – WHOOO! Unfortunately, I was kind of disappointed, but it was kinda cute…

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